CBEC Eco Solutions works to develop initiatives that benefit our region. Our focus has always been community,
jobs & environment, so our ongoing and varied projects reflect our commitment to a sustainable Northland.
• Tourist Recycling - On the Road Recycling
• Water Conservation
• Business Sustainability (Hospitality and Accommodation projects)
• Washable Nappy Promotion
Tourist Recycling - ‘On the Road’ Recycling’
This project is a programme promoting recycling and recycling services to visitors travelling in the Northland region.
The project promotes existing council services as well as extended recycling services specifically designed for
visitors to the Northland region. The project works by implementing a pre-paid recycling bag with drop-off locations
around the region. The project is promoted in popular publications by AA, Destination Northland & Jason's maps.
For more information click here.
This project carried out research and provided options to reduce water consumption based on the
Whangarei District Council water services department. This project is focusing on the Whangarei District as the
district has plans to develop a new dam over the next decade. Eco Solutions has researched the best possible
options for the delivery of water to the general public and to postpone the need for a new dam for as long as possible.
Whangarei District Council has planned through the LTCCP process the building of a new dam to satisfy future water demand.
The research project provides research on options to postpone the demand for the new dam through water conservation
education and promotion. Savings are identified through the process that can be allocated to the cost of an education
and promotion programme.
*This research project was funded by the Ministry for the Environment – Sustainable Management Fund and CBEC.
Hospitality and Accommodation Focus
This project is a pilot programme throughout the Far North and Whangarei districts. The project aims to work with a number
of businesses in the hospitality and accommodation industry to reduce their environmental impact by working to
reduce their solid waste, electricity usage, water usage and to assess their purchasing practices.
The projects goal is to increase staff and management awareness of resource consumption.
*This project was funded by the Shell Sustainability Fund & the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Promotion of washable nappies
Eco Solutions held nappy seminars throughout the Northland region in 2006, 2007 and 2009.
Through the initial promotion of washable nappies our staff have found availability of washable nappies was
one of the biggest barriers. Due to the ongoing interest in the topic we now display a variety of washable
nappies and provide information on where to purchase these. This project was initially funded under the
Whangarei & Far North district council education programmes.
For more nappy info click here.
Or visit www.thenappynetwork.org.nz